How to "reformat" or "reset" or empty tapes? (193 Views)
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How to "reformat" or "reset" or empty tapes?

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We have an HP LTO Ultrium-3 drive and I have just reinstalled Symantec Backup Exec 2010. 


Now I want to use these tapes again but now they're marked as "Retired Media".


I want to empty them and start over.


How do I do this?


Thank you

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Mark Matthews
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Re: How to "reformat" or "reset" or empty tapes?

This is more of a Backup Exec question not HP, but as I know the product, you need to move the tapes from the Retired Media set to the Scratch Media set which should make them overwritable.
Then do either a long or quick erase on them...



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